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Old 05-20-2020, 09:43 AM
 
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Quite seriously, an administration with a more positive focus and all it would bring will turn the curve up.
Sooo.... you actually believe that who occupies the White House has an impact on pregnancy in Sioux Falls SD, Meridian ID, Overland Park KS, Yonkers NY, Boca Raton FL, Chattanooga TN or Bangor, ME?

Seriously?

Or is your post just an attempt at eliciting a political argument on the web?
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Old 05-20-2020, 09:44 AM
 
Location: ATX-HOU
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Why immigration? Why not just have policies that encourage more children in US families?

Why not both?
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Old 05-20-2020, 09:45 AM
 
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Please define this
An era of hatred, anger and polarization diminishes the general trend of having children, whether it's due to war, economic depression or an administration that simply makes life unpleasant for as many of generally family-raising age and situation as it can.

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We don't need any more damn people in this country or the world.
Yes, yes, beat the overpopulation drum... and then, using Japan as an example, explain exactly how a national economy survives an enormous swell in older citizens. (An 'oak tree' demographic chart.)
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Old 05-20-2020, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Portal to the Pacific
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Sooo.... you actually believe that who occupies the White House has an impact on pregnancy in Sioux Falls SD, Meridian ID, Overland Park KS, Yonkers NY, Boca Raton FL, Chattanooga TN or Bangor, ME?

Seriously?

Or is your post just an attempt at eliciting a political argument on the web?
Sure. At least a couple percentage points. If you feel like the individual at the helm is doing a good job and driving the nation towards longterm prosperity and peace then you are inclined to have hope.

I argue this is why a lot of religious families have big families. They believe that everything is going to work out as God will provide. In the least it gives them the morale and motivation that I don't have!
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Old 05-20-2020, 09:49 AM
 
Location: ATX-HOU
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Sooo.... you actually believe that who occupies the White House has an impact on pregnancy in Sioux Falls SD, Meridian ID, Overland Park KS, Yonkers NY, Boca Raton FL, Chattanooga TN or Bangor, ME?

Seriously?

Or is your post just an attempt at eliciting a political argument on the web?

I mean sure.... A president can impact immigration and implement things like free/inexpensive daycare.
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Old 05-20-2020, 09:50 AM
 
Location: ATX-HOU
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Sure. At least a couple percentage points. If you feel like the individual at the helm is doing a good job and driving the nation towards longterm prosperity and peace then you are inclined to have hope.

I argue this is why a lot of religious families have big families. They believe that everything is going to work out as God will provide. In the least it gives them the morale and motivation that I don't have!
And just lack of birth control.

We've added ~40 million to this country since 2000. That's a lot.
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Old 05-20-2020, 09:53 AM
 
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This Human 'Race' NEEDS to slow down, and STOP breeding like rabbits.
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Old 05-20-2020, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Portal to the Pacific
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And just lack of birth control.
It exists for them too, but it's their choice not to take it. Even that crazy Duggar family used it in the beginning.
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Old 05-20-2020, 09:56 AM
 
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In many senses, this decline is associated with the incredibly strong economy we've enjoyed over the past several years - economic opportunity for women has resulted in their personal decisions to work and defer/decline to procreated.

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This is backward.
General population income and buying power were declining ever since 80s. Currently, debt is around 140% of income and buying potential was at the level of 1957. Likely, with what was accomplished by introducing COVID economy freeze, far lower than that now.
Women HAD to go to work to maintain family desire to "live the life" and to pay off consumer debt.
Simply look into statistics, how many married women worked before and work now (well, before they lost their jobs currently). Boats, mansions, vacations are expensive. So is childcare. Especially, in culture where grandparents end in SNF, instead of living together and taking care of their grandchildren.




This is part of general policy to reduce world population. Create psychological and economic conditions, when families volunteer not to have children. What is, currently, plague in Europe. True Europeans simply do not want to have children.
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Old 05-20-2020, 09:57 AM
 
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Sooo.... you actually believe that who occupies the White House has an impact on pregnancy in Sioux Falls SD, Meridian ID, Overland Park KS, Yonkers NY, Boca Raton FL, Chattanooga TN or Bangor, ME?
Not 'the White House' but the entire administration it has put in place. We were in dismal times even before the virus wandered by; a dispirited people do not tend to think of having children under such circumstances.

No, it is not an overt political choice for most couples. It's an ambient one.
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